Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

53-4099 Rail Transportation Workers, All Other

All rail transportation workers not listed separately.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
3,570 9.6 % $28.42 $59,110 4.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.06 $21.98 $28.15 $36.89 $42.21
Annual Wage (2) $31,320 $45,720 $58,550 $76,740 $87,800


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 1,950 0.87 $29.87 $62,140
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 300 1.08 $17.36 $36,110
Urban Transit Systems 90 0.21 $23.48 $48,830

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 300 1.08 $17.36 $36,110
Rail Transportation 1,950 0.87 $29.87 $62,140
Urban Transit Systems 90 0.21 $23.48 $48,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) (8) (8) $33.25 $69,170
Rail Transportation 1,950 0.87 $29.87 $62,140
Urban Transit Systems 90 0.21 $23.48 $48,830
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 300 1.08 $17.36 $36,110


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 870 0.15 5.67 $31.62 $65,760
California 630 0.04 1.59 $35.29 $73,390
Wisconsin 320 0.12 4.37 $28.56 $59,410
New Jersey 160 0.04 1.58 $29.83 $62,050
Kentucky 130 0.07 2.68 $20.38 $42,390




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 870 0.15 5.67 $31.62 $65,760
Wisconsin 320 0.12 4.37 $28.56 $59,410
West Virginia 80 0.11 4.25 $18.92 $39,360
Kentucky 130 0.07 2.68 $20.38 $42,390
New Jersey 160 0.04 1.58 $29.83 $62,050




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 630 0.04 1.59 $35.29 $73,390
Illinois 870 0.15 5.67 $31.62 $65,760
New Jersey 160 0.04 1.58 $29.83 $62,050
Washington 60 0.02 0.85 $28.63 $59,550
Wisconsin 320 0.12 4.37 $28.56 $59,410





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.19 7.23 $32.82 $68,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.43 $25.97 $54,020




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.19 7.23 $32.82 $68,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.43 $25.97 $54,020




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 720 0.19 7.23 $32.82 $68,270
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.23 $56,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.01 0.43 $25.97 $54,020
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX (8) (8) (8) $25.40 $52,840


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014